Equal Rights in Religion
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 70 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CENTENNIAL CONGRESS OF LIBERALS. FIRST SESSION: SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1876. The Centennial Congress of Liberals was convened at Concert Hall, Philadelphia, on Saturday, July 1, 1876, at two o'clock, P. M., in response to the call of a Preliminary Convention of Liberal Leagues held at Lincoln Hall, in the same city, September 17, 18, and 19, 1875. On assembling at the appointed time and place, Damon Y. Kilgore rose and said: -- Ladies and Gentlemen: As Secretary of the General Centennial Committee, it becomes my duty to call this Congress to order. The time has now arrived; will you please to nominate a temporary President? Mr. B. F. Underwood. -- I move that the President of the Philadelphia Liberal League, Mrs. Carrie B. Kilgore, be the temporary President of this Congress. Mr. Kilgore. -- It is moved and seconded that Mrs. Kilgore, President of the Philadelphia Liberal League, be temporary President of this Congress. The motion was carried. Mr. Kilgore. -- Mr. Underwood and Mrs. Dr. Pratt will please conduct the President elect to the chair. Mrs. Kilgore. -- Gentlemen and Ladies: I thank you for this expression of your confidence, in thus calling upon me to preside temporarily over your deliberations. I attribute it more to the fact that I happen to be President of the Philadelphia Liberal League than to any special fitness of mine for the office. Whatever may be my lack of knowledge of parliamentary law, I trust you will more than make up in intelligent devotion to the cause for which we are assembled. While serving you as temporary President, I therefore bespeak your courtesy and forbearance. What is the pleasure of the Convention? Mr. Kilgore. -- I move that Mr. R. H. Ranney, of Bosten, be temporary Secretary. The motion was carried, but Mr. Ranney was found no...
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